Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 with MediaTek processor, military-grade ruggedness revealed

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The Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 was tacitly introduced as a 2-in-1 option for students. The laptop comes with a detachable keyboard and a folding stand on the back. It also comes with a stylus support that is housed in the case of the Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1. It has a US military grade ruggedness that can withstand a fall from a classroom desk or dining table. All four outer edges and corners are protected by a sturdy rubber lining that reduces the effects of impacts.

Pricing and availability of the Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 have not yet been announced. It debuted in a single black color finish. The Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 runs on Chrome OS and has a 10.1-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) LCD WUXGA touchscreen display with pen support, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100 percent sRGB and 400 nits Peak brightness. It is powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 500 (MT8183) processor, paired with the Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Chromebook packs up to 4 GB of RAM and offers up to 128 GB of eMMC storage. Ports include a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The removable keyboard offers a key travel of 1.5 mm and an ErgoLift design for a comfortable typing experience. The Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 has two built-in 5-magnet stereo speakers and a microphone. It supports Google Assistant voice recognition.

There is an 8-megapixel world camera on the back of the Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. There’s a USI stylus in the garage that gives 45 minutes when charged in just 15 seconds. The Chromebook is equipped with a 27 Wh battery that promises a battery life of up to 11 hours. It weighs around 500 grams and the dimensions are given as 256.4 x 168.2 x 8.9 mm. It is certified to US military standard MIL-STD 810H and comes with a Titan-C security chip.

As mentioned earlier, the Asus Chromebook Detachable CZ1 has a flexible stand on the back that can be adjusted to lie flat or stay in a comfortable position. In addition to the shock-absorbing material on each of the four corners, there is a solid cover that provides an extra layer of protection in the event of accidental drops or mishaps.

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Tasneem Akolawala is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise spans smartphones, wearables, apps, social media and the entire tech industry. She reports from Mumbai and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecommunications sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and hints, tips and press releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More Motorola Edge (2021) launched with Snapdragon 778G SoC, triple rear view cameras: price, specifications

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